This is when the Parkway will be closed for major roadwork scheme

The Parkway will be closed overnight on certain dates throughout the summer, while work is undertaken to create extra lanes on the major road.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 2:19 pm
Updated Friday, 11th June 2021, 2:24 pm

An extra lane in each direction is being created between Catcliffe Junction and the M1, the roundabout and slip roads at M1 Junction 33 are being widened to alleviate traffic queues.

During the second phase of the work, two lanes will operate in both directions during the daytime using the eastbound carriageway and former central reservation.

The overnight road closures this summer, the first of which is due to take place on Saturday, June 12, will allow for the installing of additional safety fencing where the A630 meets the M1 J33, changing the way traffic is directed through the roadworks and allowing routine maintenance work to take place alongside the improvements.

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Sheffield Parkway A630. Looking towards M1 junction.

Closures will happen on week and weekend nights, with the road usually only being closed in one direction at a time.

Councillor Dominic Beck, Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for transport and environment, said: "It’s exciting to see phase one of the work completing and to move a step closer to the delivery of this scheme, which will benefit our region’s residents and road users by reducing congestion, pollution and journey times.”

This summer will see the first phase of the works complete, with the existing central safety barrier removed, new drainage in place and a road surface installed in the former central reservation.

In the second phase work will be focused on the verge of westbound carriageway.

This includes construction of the retaining wall and the installation of new drainage, highway surface, street lighting and safety barriers.

Eastbound traffic (from Sheffield towards the M1) will be diverted via Rotherham: Europa Link, A631 Shepcote Lane, M1 Junction 34 Tinsley, A6178 Sheffield Road, A630 Centenary Way and A630 West Bawtry Road.

Westbound traffic (from the M1 towards Sheffield) will be diverted via Rotherham: A630 West Bawtry Road, A630 Centenary Way, A6178 Sheffield Road, M1 J34 Tinsley, A631 Shepcote Lane and Europa Link.

Closure timetable

Sat 12 JuneFrom 11pm until 5am the following morning the westbound carriageway (towards Sheffield) and associated slip roads will be closed between M1 Junction 33 and Catcliffe.

Thur 17 Jun – From 8pm until 6am the following morning the eastbound carriage way (towards the M1/Rotherham) and associated slip roads will be closed between Catcliffe to M1 Junction 33.

Sat 3 July – From 8pm until 6am the following morning both the eastbound and westbound carriageways, and associated slip roads, will be closed between Catcliffe and M1 Junction 33.

Mon 5 Jul to Fri 9 Jul – From 8pm until 6am the following morning the eastbound carriage way (towards the M1/Rotherham) and associated slip roads will be closed between Catcliffe to M1 Junction 33.

Sat 10 July – From 8pm until 6am the following morning the westbound carriageway (towards Sheffield) and associated slip roads will be closed between M1 Junction 33 and Catcliffe.

Mon 12 to Fri 16 Jul – From 8pm until 6am the following morning the eastbound carriage way (towards the M1/Rotherham) and associated slip roads will be closed between Catcliffe to M1 Junction 33.

Mon 19 Jul to Fri 23 Jul – From 8pm until 6am the following morning the westbound carriage way (towards Sheffield) and associated slip roads will be closed between M1 Junction 33 and Catcliffe.

Mon 26 Jul to Thur 29 Jul – From 8pm until 6am the following morning the westbound carriage way (towards Sheffield) and associated slip roads will be closed between M1 Junction 33 and Catcliffe.

Mon 2 Aug to Thur 5 Aug – From 8pm until 6am the following morning the westbound carriage way (towards Sheffield) and associated slip roads will be closed between M1 Junction 33 and Catcliffe.